In other words, at least find out were you are Oriented (in position) from everyone else.
my own flavor of arrogance and self-absorption, even if slightly more informed
Well it’s a start.
Sounds like the message in the linked post is: stop treating everyone as an enemy, if you are so inclined, and learn at least what they know about you.
According to this post’s #1, they are unconnected, unless you are buying something from them.
Sounds reasonable. Good thing we love to buy things.
On the other hand, perhaps not a position that has very much advantage, other than, long on Command–short on the Control.